Karen Clark Expands FirstBank’s Private Banking Team

Karen Clark

Karen Clark

Longtime Nashville banker Karen Clark has joined FirstBank’s West End Avenue financial center team as a senior vice president in the bank’s private banking group, FirstBank President and CEO Chris Holmes has announced.

Clark will be working with industry veteran Steve Jaynes, who joined FirstBank in July to head up the new private banking group. She will be focusing on the medical and entertainment industries and other professional practices, as well as large and small business owners and their companies.

Previously, Clark served as a senior vice president and financial advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners after spending 15 years at SunTrust in Nashville in a variety of positions, including manager of the Nashville Sports and Entertainment Banking Group. Most recently, she worked as director of revenue cycle and finance at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics.

“Karen is a great banker who knows the Nashville-area market well and has built relationships across the city,” said Jaynes, who worked with Clark earlier in his career. “She is a tremendous addition to our team.”

She has served on the boards of directors for the W.O. Smith School of Music, the T.J. Martell Foundation, FiftyForward, Leadership Music and Nashville Cable, a professional women’s leadership organization. She is also a volunteer research advocate for the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.

“We continue to add experience and expertise to our Middle Tennessee team of associates, and we look forward to Karen’s contribution to our strategic growth plans in this important market,” Holmes said.

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